Day: January 19, 2019

USA: Who Now Is More Cruel ?

 

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Petition Link – https://www.change.org/p/14129567/psf/promote_or_share?guest=existing

 

WAV Comment – we always have said that hunters are sick in their very warped head.

Question now is, who is the cruellest ? – USA or China ?

https://mountainjournal.org/hunting-in-america-faces-an-ethical-reckoning

This Wyoming coyote is one of thousands who are being persecuted by human killers in the state, who practice ‘Yote Whackin’. It includes coyote killing contests and snowmobiles. This coyote is plastered in the snow under a snowmobile after just being chased until she/he could no longer escape. The hunter arranged his camera on the snowmobile to film himself running over the coyote several times before grabbing the coyote by the tail and swinging the animal to beat her/his head against the snowmobile, again and again, until the job is done when he tosses the coyote, as he smiles into the camera.

You can read more about this animal cruelty, and also watch a video here (warning, the video is extremely graphic):  https://mountainjournal.org/hunting-in-america-faces-an-ethical-reckoning

The photo and video above “ … offer brutal glimpses at reality, and they speak not only truth on the ground but to the fact such behaviour is condoned by political and social leaders in Wyoming, who let them happen without comment.” (Todd Wilkinson).

Coyotes in WY and other western states have no protection at all … everything goes. We also have anecdotal evidence that hunters in Montana enjoy chasing and running over coyotes with their recreational vehicles.

No animal deserves this type of the suffering and cruel death.

No animal deserves to be treated with such aggression, brutality and violence.

Please take immediate action and contact WY’s officials to prohibit predator killing contests and killing coyotes with vehicles – now!

Please sign this petition to demand that the state of Wyoming immediately provide protection for predators and prohibit atrocious behavior such as coyote/predator killing contests, and chasing and running over coyotes (or any wild animal) with any vehicle, including aircrafts, ATVs, ORVs, cars and snowmobiles.

You can also write your own letter denouncing this unhinged cruelty, or you can personalize the letter below, and send it to the officials listed below. We must stop the pathological torture of our wildlife.

Public Photo: “Coyote snow camo”, and “that face you make when a snowmobile runs you over”.
Public photos and videos under Fair Use for educational purpose.

Petition Link – https://www.change.org/p/14129567/psf/promote_or_share?guest=existing

 

LETTER:

Dear official,

I was shocked to learn that Wyoming allows ‘yote whackin,’ a practice that include coyote killing contests and killing coyotes with snowmobiles.

In just one video posted online, a hunter can be seen chasing a coyote to exhaustion in deep snow, deliberately running the animal over several times, and then grabbing the coyote by the tail and slamming the animal onto his snowmobile while smiling into the camera. You can read more about this issue and also watch a video here:  https://mountainjournal.org/hunting-in-america-faces-an-ethical-reckoning

Videos like the one above “ … offer brutal glimpses at reality, and they speak not only truth on the ground but to the fact such behavior is condoned by political and social leaders in Wyoming, who let them happen without comment.” (Todd Wilkinson).

Predator killing contests and killing wild animals with vehicles goes against the ethical standards laid out by the North American Wildlife Model and directly violates fair chase, respect for and humane killing of wild animals.

What gives hunters the right to engage in behavior that otherwise would be punished with a felony animal cruelty charge? No animal, whether domestic or wild deserves to be treated with such outrageous aggression, brutality and violence.

I am asking you to immediately provide protection for predators and prohibit atrocious behavior such as coyote/predator killing contests, and chasing and running over coyotes (or any wild animal) with any vehicle, including aircrafts, ATVs, ORVs, cars and snowmobiles.

Sincerely,

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Above – Member of Team Warped Head.

The stronger determines the life of others

 

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It is not the first time that we see burning elephants. The habitat of Asian elephants is shrinking. A crowd of people in an Indian village brutally attacked an elephant and his cub and shot the couple with firebombs. After getting close to humans, they were shot at with firebombs. The problem: Indian elephants roam huge areas. There is a conflict: human against wilderness.

Elephants stubbornly follow their old ways because they know they will not destroy a single habitat. When the villagers plant a tea or coffee plantation in their route, they’ll just go through it. If someone scares them off with a blast or a fire, they’ll run amok.

Due to the rapid deforestation of forests in India, wild animals have less habitat and this is increasingly driving them into conflict with humans. The angry villagers mercilessly attack the elephants, as you can see in the photo.

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If the villagers do not have firebombs to disperse the elephants, they use flaming torches. As in the following photo, here a group of men are chasing a herd of wild elephants.

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This happens because the villagers have to save their crop, said the photographer Hazra the news agency Caters. His photo won the first prize in the Sanctuary Nature Foundation Photo Contest. Now he shows new photos to illustrate the conflict between elephants and humans.
This week, another elephant mother was detonated with her calf!

Indian elephants are considered endangered. Their stock numbers have fallen by over 50 percent since the 1940s.

The big animals have to spend up to 19 hours feeding daily and produce about 100 kg of manure per day. Especially these men who attack elephants with firebombs benefit from this crap.

elefanten-über einen zuggleisAn elephant mother and her calf are trying to cross the railroad tracks that lead through their natural habitat.

 

Photographer Biplab Hazra said the goal of his documentary photos is to raise awareness of the population, and to draw attention to these problems, which put the habitat of elephants under danger.

elefanten-6herde durchquehrt bahngleisjpgA large elephant herd crosses a railway line built in Bishnupur, India, into its natural habitat.

Photographer Biplab Hazra, who took the heartbreaking pictures, said, “There are many elephant corridors in human villages.”

That`s India too!

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We have already reported that not only in Thailand are the elephants captured. 30,000 euros is worth a cub. Therefore, many elephants are also imported from other countries, for example from Myanmar!

This terrible industry is booming because foreign visitors ride elephants or pay a lot of money for the elephants to do tricks.

Elephant babies are ripped off by their mothers, and when the elephants defend the young animal, other herd elephants are shot dead. Locked up in a small cage or hole in the ground, tied up and cruelly maltreated, the elephant baby is taught to fear and obey people.

The attack has terrified online communities, and many have engaged in social media to condemn the heartless attack.

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/01/18/elephant/#more-61226

My comment: The human species are becoming more and more and the animal species are becoming less and less.
The conflict between man and beast is artificially made by human hands and is based on the fascist belief that only the stronger has the right to life and habitat.
Whoever is the weaker and its existence disturbs the Stronger, loses his home, his family, his freedom, his life.
This is the justice of the ruling species.
And those who disobey are destroyed.

Best regards, Venus

Singapore: Poor Kittens – Authorities Bust Man Trying to Smuggle Kittens In His Pants !

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Singapore Authorities Bust Man Trying to Smuggle Kittens In His Pants

On January 2, immigration authorities caught a man trying to smuggle four kittens into Singapore — in his pants.

The suspect drew the suspicion of authorities when they heard meowing coming from the direction of his crotch.

In an act that has been lauded as “fur-midable,” the officers apprehended the subject at a border checkpoint as he tried to enter the country in a car coming from neighboring Malaysia. Before making the discovery, the officers asked the 45-year-old man if he had anything to declare.

It’s common for people to smuggle items into the country underneath their clothing, according to a spokeswoman, but the contraband typically consists of items less noisy than a kitten, such as cigarettes. In fact, it was the first time they found illicit feline cargo concealed in this way.

The kittens were quarantined but appear active and well, and the case is being investigated by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority.

While the authorities are unsure why the kittens were being smuggled, they suspect the man may have intended to sell them as pets.

Despite the humorous twist on this story, this offense is something to take very seriously. This helpless kittens could have easily been hurt or killed.

Unfortunately, pet smuggling is a cruel and highly lucrative industry that’s growing as people around the world are willing to pay high prices for animals with the “right” breeding. According to the Scottish SPCA, for example, some criminals switch from drug dealing to pet smuggling because they can make the same amount of money with less legal risk.

To avoid contributing to the problem, never obtain a dog or cat online, or from anyone who cannot verify with absolute certainty that the animal came from a humane source. The best policy is to adopt your next companion animal from a rescue shelter — you’ll save a life and avoid lining the pockets of puppy mills and smugglers.

 

https://ladyfreethinker.org/singapore-authorities-bust-man-trying-smuggle-kittens-pants/   

USA: Iowa State Finally Sees Sense And Strikes Down ‘Ag Gag’ Law. Animal Cruelty Investigators Can Now Do Their Work.

 

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Iowa “Ag Gag” Law Criminalizing Undercover Animal Cruelty Investigations Struck Down

Posted by Kristen Arnim | January 14, 2019

 

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Animals in Iowa just got a little safer.

A law was struck down that would have made it illegal for a person to get a job at a livestock farm, slaughterhouse, or puppy mill with the purpose of conducting an undercover investigation on animal welfare, environmental health and safety, or working conditions. A person doing this type of work could have faced up to two years of jail time.

This “ag gag” law was passed in 2012 and supported by the livestock industry. A federal judge found the law violated the First Amendment right to free speech.

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Challengers to the the law were the ACLU of Iowa, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, and Bailing out Benji, as well as others.

Rita Bettis Austen, legal director for the ACLU of Iowa, said, “Ag gag clearly is a violation of Iowans’ First Amendment rights to free speech. It has effectively silenced advocates and ensured that animal cruelty, unsafe food safety practices, environmental hazards, and inhumane working conditions go unreported for years.”

Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells said in a statement, “Ag-Gag laws are a pernicious attempt by animal exploitation industries to hide some of the worst forms of animal abuse in the United States.”

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Since the law went into effect in 2012, no undercover investigations have been conducted. However, investigations in the past have revealed Iowa workers throwing piglets onto a concrete floor and beating pigs with iron rods.

Ag gag laws inhibit not only journalists and activists from conducting investigations, but also prevent other employees from reporting code violations, pollution, and cruelty.

The Iowa Attorney General’s office stated it is considering whether or not to appeal the decision. The Iowa Pork Producers Association said they would continue to fight, feeling the need to protect their production from those who would reveal what really goes on.

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Laws in other states banning undercover work for animal cruelty have also been stuck down. Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming all passed similar legislation that failed to stand up in federal court. North Carolina is currently defending yet another attempt to stifle activists’ work for animals.

But the precedent has been set that undercover work is legally protected, and as ag gag laws fail in court again and again the hope is that the livestock industry will no longer be able to use this type of legislation to prevent the truth about conditions to get out.

Although this doesn’t end the suffering of the thousands of animals suffering in factory farms and puppy mills right now, it is a positive step moving forward. Those with the best interest of animals, the environment, and communities at heart have the ability to bring transparency and awareness in the future.

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